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Greenbelt Festival

Quantum Confessions author Stephen Oram will be signing books at the Greenbelt Bookshop, Greenbelt Festival, Boughton House, Kettering. For more information about Stephen visit his website or click here to find out more about the festival.


Pitch Sessions

15:15 - 16:15
At HNS London 2014, pitch to Literary Agents or discuss self-publishing your historical novel with SilverWood's Helen Hart. FFI click here.


The Pros & Cons of Going Indie

11:00 - 12:00
At the Historical Novel Society Conference 2014 Helen Hart and Helen Hollick discuss going indie, self-publishing, and how to do it well. Find out more about HNS London 2014 here.


'Quantum Confessions' Book Launch

Join SilverWood author Stephen Oram for the launch of his debut novel Quantum Confessions at the King and Queen pub, 1 Foley Street, W1W 6DL. For more information about Stephen visit his website here. The event is free but space is limited so please RSVP to


Talk about the English Civil War with Chris Richardson

14:00 - 16:00
David Ebsworth talks with Chris Richardson about the English Civil War. Venue: Mechanics Institute, Nottingham.


Writing & Self-Publishing Open Day

16:00 - 19:30
Our second open day and a chance to immerse yourself in the world of writing and self-publishing. Expert guest speakers. FFI please click here. The event is free but spaces are limited so please book with Foyles:


Re-live the Battle of Hastings

English Heritage are holding a Battle of Hastings re-enactment at Battle Abbey with special guest author and speaker. Click here for more info.

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Latest News

Writing & Self-Publishing Open Day 2

A second chance to spend a few hours immersed in the world of writing and self-publishing. Meet the industry experts at Foyles Cabot Circus.

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A Faery Tale Book Trailer

Publishing Assistant Emily Heming reports from 'on set' with Overlook Films and author Melanie J Firth.

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SilverWood Author Signs for Icelandic Edition

Read about author Edward Hancox's recent foreign rights success in Iceland.

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Crowd-Fund Your Next Book With Pubslush

SilverWood Books is working in association with innovative crowd-funding start-up Pubslush to help writers raise the funds they need to publish books...

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Coming Soon...

Sarah in the City of Moon by Fida and Dalia Qutob

A talking picture book about a young girl called Sarah and her adventure in Jerusalem.

Happier People Healthier Planet by Teresa Belton

How putting wellbeing first would help sustain life on Earth.

Johari's Window by Suzy Davies

A memoir of a modern day Scheherazade filled with love, loss and the journey for self-discovery.

The Virgin Pensive by Andre Etoundi

A new collection of thought-provoking poetry.

Between the Shadow and the Soul by Marguerite Valentine

A psychological thriller by Marguerite Valentine.

Poetry for the Young at Heart by David Pitman

An anthology of poems, beautifully illustrated, written to make the reader ponder, question and reflect.

The Indelible Stain by Wendy Percival

The second book in the Esme Quentin series, unravelling mysteries from the past...

Cosmic Leap by Haidee Belshaw

Book two of Saba's Choices – a panoramic story set in a time before history.

Brilliant Trees by Jan Andre Kallestad

Selected Poems - translated by Lisa Wodtke.

Axiales: aux envers des miroirs by Anne-Lise Brugger Grataloup

A collection of verse in French and English.

Light the Way by Richard Brake

Insight from the next world.

My American Odyssey by Roger Griffith

An evocative combination of travelogue, history, politics and social commentary, Roger celebrates the lives of African-Americans, West Indians and Black Britons.

Inspeximus by Ruth Snell

Poetry from the manors of The Roborough Hundred.

Fateful Gift by Colin Kay

This is a story of murder, love and betrayal set in the borderland where the psychological and the paranormal meet.

Getting A Life by Thomas Saunders

The memoirs of a city architect whose life was moulded by travel, adventure, difficulties and eventually love.

Gang Rivalry by Peter St John

The third in the 'Gang' series, set in the war-torn world of the 1940s.

Peter McLeish by Deborah Latham

Police office Peter McLeigh is in the crosshairs in this spy thriller novel.

The Embroiderer by Kathryn Gauci

A beautifully written novel spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, set against the backdrop of the Greek War of Independence.

The Siege and Other Award Winning Stories by Esther Newton

A collection of award winning short stories about love, loss and hope.

The Trouble with Sophie Gresham by Enver Carim

A story of conflicted love against the background of major advances in molecular medicine.

Heads and Tales by Lis Jeffery

A behind the scenes look at teaching.

Shiner & Co by Mark Custance

Tracing the many lives of Leslie Shiner; soldier, businessman and family man.

Bracknell by Terry Clark

A brief history of this much loved town situated within the Great Windsor Forest.

The Owl and The Earl by Paul Smith

An exciting and amusing novel set in the world of country sports.

A Place of Safety by Jill Treseder

Jess the Goth Fairy by Jo Allmond and Jess Hiles

A fairy with a broken wing may be different on the outside…but it's the inside that counts.

Wither Thou Goest by Anna Belfrage

Book 7 of The Graham Saga timeslip series.

Aftermath by Jenny Martin

A collection of poems and short stories to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War on 4th August 1914.

Brearley's Encore by Derek Taylor

The first in a new suspense series by the author of 10 Black Horse Westerns (Robert Hale).

Food Waste Philosophy by Shane Jordan

A vegetarian chef with an original cooking style and unusual recipes.

Not Just A Crown of Thorns by Robert O Russell

Poems from the heart by the author of 'The Right Way'.

Misty Mornings by Marian Annette

A collection of entertaining and lighthearted rhymes that tell of the day to day problems most of us experience in our lives.

To Catch a Falling Star by Anna Belfrage

Book 8 of popular The Graham Saga timeslip series.

Kritsotopoula by Yvonne Payne

An historical adventure based on the true story of Rodanthe – the Girl of Kritsa.

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